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April Release Wrap Up + a sneak peek of the new Make It Market: Don't Forget to Write kit...

Happy Friday! Today wraps up the April Papertrey Ink release.  All of the new products for April will go live in the store at 10pm Eastern tonight!  

I have a few more projects to post today, but before I do, I have some exciting news! I get to do something I haven't done since last October (time flies, doesn't it??).  I get to sneak peek the next full Make It Market kit called Don't Forget to Write...


This kit was inspired by my grandmother.  She lives what I would call a thoughtful life...always sending cards and notes to say thank you or to let someone know she's thinking of them.  I usually make notecards or stationery sets for her as gifts, and she puts them to good use.  I thought it would be wonderful to have a kit filled with all of the items needed to make pretty notecards and stationery use yourself, or to give as gifts.  This kit is filled with those kinds of items...pretty papers and envelopes in a mix of sizes, labels, seals, and more.  All of which can be used for stationery sets, as well as cards and tags for nearly any occasion.  I'm excited to show you everything in full and share lots of project ideas with you on reveal day, just a few weeks from now April 30th!  The Make It Market: Don't Forget to Write kit will be available for purchase on May 1st from Papertrey Ink.     

Phew!  Now that I got that off my chest, it's time for a few more cards to wrap up the release.  :-)

I might as well start with my favorite from the bunch today...a card using Maile's new Super Succulents set. I was so inspired by the inspiration photo that Nichole had at the beginning of her post introducing the succulent set on her blog the other day, that I based this card on that photo.  I attempted to mimic the different shades of green, mint, purple, and more.  I used my Misti to stamp the solid flowers, and played around with layering different ink colors.  I used Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, Green Parakeet, and Amethyst Allure and just kind of stamped them over each other, sometimes just rolling the edges of the flower in another ink color.


For the smaller bits and pieces, I diecut them from watercolor paper and stamped them with gray ink, then used my Zig pens to watercolor them.  The sentiment is from my new Bold & Beautiful set, stamped in kraft ink.  I added the outer frame, which was cut using the Cover Plate: Delightful die cut from kraft cardstock to kind of mimic the look of the wooden boxes in the inspiration photo.


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Super Succulents stamp set and coordinating dies, Bold & Beautiful Stamp set and coordinating dies, Cover Plate: Delightful die, Amethyst Allure ink

Next is a card using Maile's Splits set for this month, which I paired with my Inspired: Faith set.  I started with a panel of Linen cardstock and sponged it with Enchanted Evening, Amethyst Allure, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, and Bright Buttercup inks, then spritzed with water and also a little Shimmer Spritz to add a bit of texture and sparkle.


I heat embossed the Splits image onto the coordinating diecut and watercolored with my Zig pens.  Then I added the Inspired: Faith diecut and coordinating sentiment from the stamp set.


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Splits: Get Well stamp set and coordinating die, Inspired: Faith stamp set and coordinating die, Amethyst Allure ink

  Next I have one more card using my What the Doodle: Apple stamps, dies, and coloring sheets.  This one was setting on my desk, half finished from something I started a few days ago, so I decided it needed to get finished up.  I started with one of the coloring sheets and colored the leaves and flowers with Copics.  Then I sponged Summer Sunrise/Orange Zest and Raspberry Fizz/Pure Poppy inks and spritzed with water.  


The apple was stamped and diecut, then colored with Copics and layered over the printed apple just for a bit of dimension.  The center of the apple is topped off with a tiny heart from the die collection, cut from gold cardstock.  The sentiment near the bottom is from the Fruit Fusion: Apple set.



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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15 from Papertrey Ink:  What the Doodle: Apple stamp set, coordinating dies, and coloring sheets

 My last card of the releases uses the new Shaped Sayings: Father's Day die.  I diecut it from kraft cardstock and layered it over a Scene It: Basic Backer and Scene It: Skyscapes cloud die.  The Basic Backer was sponged with some Spring Rain and Limeade Ice inks.  


I diecut and stamped some different images from the Petite Places: Barnyard set to create a farm scene.  The whole works was layered over a sheet of Petite Places patterned paper.


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Shaped Sayings Father's Day die

That's a wrap for the April release!  If you'd like to visit the other DT girls and see the remainder of their projects, you can click the links below...

Danielle Flanders
Laurie Willison
Dawn McVey
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell 
Lizzie Jones
Kay Miller